AHA Course

 

 

1-Heartsaver CPR and AED

The HeartSaver AED Course teaches Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use, relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking, and use of barrier devices for all ages.

Modules Available

Adult CPR and AED use

Optional:
Child CPR, AED use and choking
Infant CPR & Chocking

Target Audience

For those who have a duty to respond (First Responders, Teachers, Nursery School Teachers, Teachers Aids, Security Guards) to a cardiac emergency because of work related responsibilities or regulatory requirements. 

Card Type                                          

AHA HeartSaver AED Card.     

Written Exam/Skills Test

Optional written exam

Instructors

LSTC AHA certified BLS instructors

Length

Adult/ Child/Infant: 6 hours approximately
Adult/ Child: 5 hours approximately.

 

2-   Basic Life Support (BLS)

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (HCP) Course is a video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support. The course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, provides early use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the treatment of foreign body airway obstruction.

 

 

   Course Covers

Target Audience

For healthcare providers such as emergency medical personnel (EMS), physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and x-ray technologists who must have a BLS Provider card documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

 Card Type

AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers Card

Written Exam/Skills Test

Multiple Choice Written Exam and Skills Test

Instructors

TITCLS AHA certified BLS instructors

Length

Approximately 6 hours (01 Day)

 

 3-   Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

The American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned to incorporate new scientific evidence from the latest Guidelines. Through the ACLS course, healthcare providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

Course Covers

·      Key changes in advanced cardiac life support reflecting the new science from AHA.

·      Basic life support skills

·      Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

·         Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions

·         Airway management

·         Related Pharmacology

·         Management of acute coronary syndromes and stroke

·         Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Target Audience

For emergency, intensive care and critical care healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, medical technicians, paramedics and other professionals who may need to respond to cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary emergencies.

Card Type

AHA ACLS Provider Card

Written Exam/Skills Test

Multiple Choice Written Exam and Skills Test

Instructors

TITCLS AHA certified ACLS instructors

Length

Approximately 13.5 hours (1.5 days).

 

 

4-   ECG and Pharmacology

Specifically designed to address a key knowledge gap in Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Pharmacology, the American Heart Association’s Adult ECG and Pharmacology Course is a program focused on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge. This is a pre-course option for ACLS students and other healthcare providers, and is also for ACLS students who need to improve after the ACLS pre-course self-assessment test.

The course is divided into two modules – one for ECG and one for Pharmacology – which can be taught together or separately, depending on the need. Skills taught in the ECG module include heart anatomy, basic electrophysiology, normal ECG measurements and basic arrhythmias. The Pharmacology module covers basic ACLS drugs and usage; drugs, doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies; and integrating basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms.

Target Audience

For a variety of healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, residents, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists and ECG technicians.

 Card Type

ECG Completion Certificate, Pharmacology Completion Certificate or ECG and Pharmacology Completion Certificates

 Written Exam/Skills Test

Multiple ChoiceS Written Exam

Instructors

TITCLS AHA certified instructors

Length

4.5 hours for the ECG module, 2.5 hours for the Pharmacology module, and 7 hours for both modules.


 

5-   Airway Management

The American Heart Association Airway Management Course is a unique program specifically designed to give students the opportunity to learn, practice & demonstrate many airway skills used in resuscitation. Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills, in addition to professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management such as scientists, educators, researchers, and manufacturers of medical devices, may find the course beneficial.

Objectives

The learning model for this course includes video-guided instruction, skills practice, and testing. Airway Management includes five modules – one required module and four optional – for facilitators to combine based on student need and scope of practice. The five modules are:

Target Audience

For currently active healthcare providers whose daily occupation or volunteer activities require the knowledge and skills of airway management.

Written/Skills Test

Pass both the skills and written test for each module taught

Instructors

TITCLS AHA certified instructors

Length

Approximately 5 hours if all five modules are taugh